Welcome to my review of the Ecotones Sleep + Sound Machine
This is so much more than the usual sleep sound machines you are most probably used to at home – it has some really cool features that make this a very affordable and effective sound machine.
What does the Ecotones Sound Therapy Machine do?
The Ecotones Sleep and Sound Machine plays very realistic, natural sounds to help you relax and drift off to sleep.
- Plays ultra-high quality natural sound recordings – ocean, rain, brook, cascading waterfall, meadow, fireplace, city, trains, white noise, pink noise, brown noise and a meditation profile.
- The ASTI’s patented Adaptive SoundTM Technology listens to and responds to background noises, masking these new sounds so you continue sleeping undisturbed.
- Mixes together natural, HD sounds to eliminate repetition.
- Perfect for sleeping in very noisy environments or trying to focus on your work or studies when there is too much distracting background noise.
- Helps shift workers to sleep during the day, because it continually masks all daytime noises.
Features of the Ecotones Sound and Sleep Machine
This is the only sound machine I have seen that actually adapts and reacts to your environment.
So apart from having 9 beautiful soothing sounds, 3 white noise sounds and a meditation profile, when the background noise changes in some way, the Ecotones sound machine accounts for these changes, ensuring that you are not disturbed and continue to sleep soundly.
- You have 13 high quality natural soothing sounds, which create the most realistic and natural sleep environment possible.
- The amazing Adaptive Sound Technology listens and reacts to the environment.
- You have a richness settings to control a broad range of additional sounds for optimal sleep conditions.
- Don’t forget the optional sleep timer and display controls, which make this sound machine very easy to use.
- Adaptive and manual operating modes.
- Upward facing speakers for full-room, HD sound.
- Compact and light weight design.
- Operates on mains power only.
- Full volume control.
- LED display lights can be turned on or off.
- Sleep timer for 30,60, 90 or 120 minutes, and it can also be left to play all night.
- Headphone jack.
- 1 year parts and labor warranty and a 30-day return policy.
- Size: 6.3″ x 4.5″ x 5.5″
Why is the Ecotones Sound Therapy Machine so popular?
People love that you can change the volume easily and that you also have a richness setting, so you can change the pitch of the sounds.
The Adaptive Technology is also very popular with lots of customers, who appreciate that the Ecotones Sound Machine can respond to new noises which might disturb their sleep.
There are more than 2000 customer reviews for this sound machine on Amazon, with more than 80% giving it a 4 or 5 star rating.
As you can see, the vast majority of customers love this sleep sound machine, but there are some who don’t love it as much.
The main problem with the Ecotones Sound Therapy Machine is that a small percentage of customers have found is that the natural soothing sounds become distorted after a few months of use.
This is a huge shame, because most people loving this sound machine – even those who had problems with noise distortion still loved the machine until it stopped working effectively. Nevertheless, the vast majority of customers have had no problems at all with noise distortions.
A life saver for someone who’s bedroom is by a busy street and has a sleeping infant! Garbage day is no longer a morning catastrophe thanks to this adjusting machine.
Nice variety of soothing sounds, simple to operate, and when I contacted the company with a question, the response was rapid and very helpful.
I’ve tried other brands and this is one is my fav. Another plus is the earphone jack. Love it!
The volume control is great, you can have the lights on, or turn them off. I wasn’t sure that spending this kind of money on a sound machine would be worth it, but it really has been.
My husband and I both snore so before the sound machine, one of us was always headed for the guest bedroom in order to get any sleep! We bought the sound machine set it on rain with a slight thunder background and are sleeping all night together.
The adaptive sound is key for us as we have tried other machines/apps on our phone and didn’t like the only-one-volume problem. This machine adapts to background noise and we sleep right through neighborhood sounds, central air turning on/off, and other noises.
What I like about the Ecotones sound machine
The difference with the Ecotones sound machine is that it not only plays 13 beautifully, soothing sounds to help you drift off to sleep (including white noise and a meditation tape), but it also has Adaptive Sound Technology.
This means that this sound machine can alter the volume and tone of the natural sounds it is playing at the time, to mask any new sounds that come along, which might disturb your sleep. Truly amazing 🙂
It also mixes together the natural sounds, that you don’t have repetitive sound tracks, which in themselves can be annoying. You also have richness settings and both adaptive and manual controls, as well as upward facing speakers, HD sound, a sleep time for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes or you can let it play all night long.
You have a headphone jack for private listening and it is light weight and compact.
Points to ponder
There is not much wrong with this sound machine at all, the only improvement would be if it operated on batteries as well, because then you could take it camping with you. Not many people have any complaints about the Ecotones sound machine, but a few people have found that the sound machine becomes crackly after only a short period of time. The vast majority however, (over 80%) have no problems at all.
This is the perfect sleep sound machine for people who live in very noisy environments where disturbing sounds can pop at anytime of the night.
The Adaptive Technology is perfect for keeping pace with these annoying noises, as it continually ensures that they are blocked. You have full volume control and a richness control as well. The LED display lights can be turned on or off and you have a 4-period timer or can play the sounds all night long.
If you can’t make your mind up between white noise and soothing natural sounds, – this sound machine has both! It even plays train noises, city sounds and a crackling fireplace.
Customers state that this sleep sound machine easily blocks out the noise of barking dogs, snoring partners and even honking geese and is perfect for drowning out the sounds of cars and pedestrians, when their apartment is in a noisy city environment.
The Ecotones sound machine is fairly expensive compared to some other sound machines, but it does have some super technology that helps it adapt to external noises as they occur. This is definitely a sound machine worth checking out, particularly if you live in very noisy neighborhoods.